Is iTunes capable of handling huge libraries?

MrVegas

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Jun 4, 2005
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I have been ripping MP3's onto my Windows computer for several years. I currently have about 30,000 songs which takes up about 150 Gigs.

Will this many songs choke iTunes? Is there another Mac application that is better at handling large libraries?

I just bought a G5 with twin 2.0 processors. I only have 512 MB ram and plan to upgrade to 1 gig or 1.5 gig if thats possible.
 

javiercr

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Apr 12, 2005
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London
MrVegas said:
I have been ripping MP3's onto my Windows computer for several years. I currently have about 30,000 songs which takes up about 150 Gigs.

Will this many songs choke iTunes? Is there another Mac application that is better at handling large libraries?

I just bought a G5 with twin 2.0 processors. I only have 512 MB ram and plan to upgrade to 1 gig or 1.5 gig if thats possible.
i have 120Gbs and it works fine. they are in an external hd that sometimes i use with a G4 1.33 with 768mb and sometimes with a PC with a pIII with only 256mb of memory without any problems.

When i import the library for the first time (to clean it because itunes doens't monitor folders which sucks) it does take a while to import.
 

tech4all

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Jun 13, 2004
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James Philp said:
Eh?! I thought iTunes manages all folders?!
I thought so as well. If I change names of songs, genres, artist, etc. the folder in the iTunes music folder change as well. But you have to enable that feature through the iTunes preferences. Not sure if that's what javiercr was referring to.